It's Always Too Late

I had coffee with an entrepreneur yesterday who admitted how regretful he feels about not having started earlier on his entrepreneurial path.

Maybe you’ve had a similar thought before:

“What if I had started this when I was in my early 20s? Where would I be now? I feel like it’s just too late now.”

Here’s the bad news. It is too late. It’s always too late.

If your only concern is your current self and your world now, in this moment, then there are a bazillion things you could have done differently in the past to have changed your fate today.

But most of us don’t just live in the present. Just as you lived through the past, up until this moment, you’ll also live until other moments in the future.

And that’s the person for whom it isn’t too late.

If your 30-year-old self is disappointed you didn’t start 5 years ago, won’t your 35-year-old self be ecstatic that you started today?


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